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Meaning of SYLLEPSIS

Pronunciation:  si'lepsis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  use of a word to govern two or more words though agreeing in number or case etc. with only one
 

SYLLEPSIS is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: zeugma

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Syl*lep"sis\, n. [L., fr. Gr. sy`llhpsis a taking
together, from ?. See {syllable}, n.]
1. (Rhet.) A figure of speech by which a word is used in a
   literal and metaphorical sense at the same time.

2. (Gram.) The agreement of a verb or adjective with one,
   rather than another, of two nouns, with either of which it
   might agree in gender, number, etc.; as, rex et regina
   beati.

 

 

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